JABS is a rising Girl Cult songstress to keep your eye on
JABS only recently started making music, but she has the whole Internet waiting for more.
Her entire persona is rather mysterious â€“ you can’t really gain any info by stalking her socials â€“ but her music encourages you to keep looking for clues.
JABS was coaxed into recording and performing by her friend, and Girl Cult performer, Willow Smith, pushing her out of her comfort zone and eventually blessing us with her new EP “Moments.”Â Timid and soft-spoken, the singer sat down with us to shed a bit of light on what she’s all about.
How would you describe your sound?
Nostalgic & lucid.
Who are your biggest influences?
I grew up listening to Sade and Fleetwood Mac. Sade I would say influenced my sound. Influencing me today are artists like Kali Uchis, SZA, Sabrina Claudio, Khalid, Alina Baraz, The XX, and a few other artists who I think are amazing. It would be a dream to work with any of them.
Willow Smith has also influenced and inspired me to create music. I was very shy growing up only writing music for myself. When asked to sing, I would only sing if my sister sang with me. When U&ME Feat. Willow was released, it was one of the first songs that was put out introducing me as an artist.Â
What are top 3 favorite accessories?
Eyebrow pencil, a pair of hoop earrings, and eyeliner.Â
What’s your dream tour?
My dream tour is performing around the world â€“ New York, U.K, Africa, Australia, Japan, Germany, etc. I want to travel and reach people with my voice. I feel I have a lot to say.
When can we expect an album?
I have some dates in mind that I’m considering, the plan is before the year is over.
Do you have any other creative outlets besides music?
Going to the beach, Soul Cycle, and writing.
Acrylics or natural nails?
Lipgloss or chapstick?
What’s your ideal Saturday night?
Iâ€™m really just a homebody. Ideally, Iâ€™m listening to the rain outside and I’m writing my feelings into music.Â
The Maldives and Greece â€“ anywhere warm, really. I would spend the whole trip in the water and watching sunsets.
Favorite album of all time?
Sadeâ€™s â€œDiamond Life.â€
Where can we find your music?
My new EP,Â â€œMoments,â€ is now on iTunes. You can also find more of my music on Spotify and Soundcloud.
What’s next for you as an artist?
Iâ€™m really focused on promoting my EP, and Iâ€™m looking forward to doing some live performances and connecting more with my audience.
What’s the craziest memory you have on stage?
My first festival, “The Roots Picnic,” before I went on stage with Willow.Â I ended up being very emotional moments before it was time to go on stage. When my set was over, I realized it was the best experience Iâ€™ve had in my life. Knowing that there are people who are supporting me, listening to me, and understanding me is really the best feeling. I’m very grateful.